Canada Day parade needs entries, volunteers

Canada Day parade theme, 'Celebrating Our Future', now needs entries. Deadline is June 10.

This July, Alberni Valley residents will step into the future.

The Port Alberni Multicultural Society is now accepting entries for the 2013 Canada Day Parade and according to parade coordinator Gillian Shearwater, the theme for both the parade and Canada Day events will be ‘Celebrating Our Future’.

“We all remember last year looking back over 100 years of history, so this year we thought we’d look forward and imagine where we’ll be in the future,” said Shearwater.

“We will all be a part of that future, building homes or clubs or businesses and we want to share everyone’s plans for the future.”

The society started accepting entries in February and will continue to do so until the June 10 deadline, Shearweater said. First to enter this year’s parade, she noted, was the Cherry Creek Fire Department.

She added that the society is currently in need of a recording secretary and an apprentice parade coordinator.

The Port Alberni Canada Day Parade takes place July 1, starting at 10 a.m., with family-oriented activities taking place at Glenwood Centre throughout the day.

Parade participants will be marshalled at 8:30 a.m. It is a non-competitive event and anywhere from 400-800 participants are expected.

For more info parade or to request an entry form, please call 250-724-7293 or e-mail CanadaDayParade@gmail.com.

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